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dave camp introduces his tax reform proposal. obama ist, president in minneapolis to discuss transportation infrastructure funding. later, a hearing on new irs rules regarding tax-exempt status for nonprofit organizations. >> house ways and means committee chairman dave camp announced a new tax reform proposal today. chairman cap is calling for ending deductions for state and local taxes. this briefing is when he minutes. >> hello and good afternoon. there have been so many changes to the tax code over the last day,e, more than one every that it is now 10 times the size of the bible with none of the good news. i know that seems like an old joke now. you may have heard it several times. when i travel around michigan or anywhere around the country, it still gets a pretty good laugh. as i listen to hard-working taxpayers talk about how we need to simplify and six our broken outdated tax code. what isn't funny is the impact washington's constant tinkering with the tax code has had on our economy and our families. we don't have to look long before we see but the current tax code h
, if this passes we will not give them any tax benefits in the future. they will not be able to expand. here was a company, volkswagen, that do not care. they do not take a side. volkswagen in germany is fully unionize. they pay their workers well. quite frankly, they make a pretty good product. here they come to america and it was not a company that defeated the union. they were fine with the union. it was outside forces. that is what is dismaying. it is something new that has not really happened before. the uaw has taught a complaint with the relations board. we have a full board for the first time there in a long time. i do not know what the outcome will be. i know they have filed an appeal. >> that says, how do you think labor should fight against these forces if it hopes to remain relevant? >> i do not know what the nlrb is going to find. it seems to me the people that voted no, i'm wondering if they're having second thoughts because they may have taken to heart, and made by public officials that simply were not true. maybe there needs to be a re-vote on this. >> not to ignore the last
an expansion in the earned income tax credit. the proposal that you heard discussed that was -- we put out some details yesterday on would be the first major expansion of the earned income tax credit for people without dependent children since 1993. it would address so many policy issues that people have raised from house to encourage younger people to encourage work, help people with disabilities get back into the work force, and ensure that more people with the combination of the earned income tax credit, minimum wage don't work full-time and live in poverty or raise any family members in poverty. the president -- this is an important progression. 20 years ago there were 1.4 million americans being pulled out of poverty because of the earned income tax credit or similar refundable tax credits. today it is 10 million. that is one of the major progressive agreements in which the president has furthered both in his 2009 budget and then extending those refundable tax credits in both 2010 and 2012 up for the next five years, and he calls for them to be permanent in his budget. what this would do i
everyone. thank you all for coming marx coming up, remarks by governor jan brewer. a tax reform proposal. -- the president is in minneapolis to discuss transportation and infrastructure funding. >> on the next washington journal, congressman phil roe on the gop alternative to the alternative -- obamacare. and later, nbc news correspondent harry smith talks about his documentary looking at marijuana in colorado. washington journal is live every morning at 7:00 eastern. you can share your thoughts on facebook and twitter. >> federal reserve chairman janet yellen testifies before the senate taking committee thursday. the first time since being confirmed to lead the central bank. you can watch it live at 10:00 a.m. eastern on c-span three. you can also join the conversation on facebook and twitter. >> blown out and broke. year in, year out. they fought the worst drought in history. they stopped, choked to death on arrenaron lined. -- b land. many were ahead of them, but then he stayed. hopes, andinery, credit were gone. resettlement.s. administration documentary "the ins."that the plao sunda
-- it would allow americans to remain uninsured through tax season. without a fine. the fine skill up in subsequent years in order to encourage people to join the health insurance pool. republicans are arguing that the obama administration has given breaks to businesses that would have been required to provide health insurance to their employees. republican said that is unfair that individuals will be fined when employers will not be fined. >> the white house plans to announce further delayed some other parts of the wall. what are you hearing? >> what we expect this week is for the white house to actually allow insured companies to continue to offer plans that do not meet obamacare's minimum coverage requirements for the next couple of years. it will be a major delay for the white house, when they announced this. what it will do is allow insurance companies to continue selling policies that otherwise would have been disqualified under obama's rules for minimum health-care coverage. a policy that does not have maternity care or pediatric care or mental health services included could co
too much, borrows too much, and taxes too much. it reflects says america's priorities to create jobs, strengthen the middle class, and build an economy that creates opportunity for all. went to theell floor yesterday and talked about the president's budget proposal. he said it is not a serious document. [video clip] >> it will probably never past the democratic led senate. in some sense, that is the point. rather than put together a constructive blueprint both parties could use to get the economy moving, the president is opting for the political stunt for a budget that is more about andng up the base in election-year. it would increase taxes by over $1 trillion in the worst economic slowdown anyone can remember. it would explode spending by $790 billion, forcing us to borrow more money. it would do almost nothing to threatsthe serious facing our children's futures and does not come close to balancing this year. mitch mcconnell talking about the 2015 budget proposal. congress will take up budget proposals and will decide what gets spent. "the washington post" tweeted this -- it would
for over 50 years. last may we learned that the i.r.s. targeted conservative groups seeking tax exempt status. for over ninth months committee investigators have reviewed hundreds of thousands of internal i.r.s. documents and interviewed i.r.s. officials regarding the targeting. our investigation is not yet over and the ways and means committee continues to wait for the i.r.s. to turn over lowest learners emails. despite the ongoing investigations both in congress and by the inspector general, last november treasury rushed forward with proposed new regulations to stifle 501-c-4 groups upending rules that have been in place for over half a century. the speaker pro tempore: the gentleman have is recognized. -- the gentleman is correct. the house will come to order. please take all conversations off the floor, please clear the . sles the gentleman from michigan is recognized. mr. camp: under the proposed rule social welfare organizations will face additional unprecedented scrutiny for engaging in the bows basic unpartisan political activity. such as organizing nonpartisan get out the vote
for 501(c) four nonprofit groups applying for tax exempt status and testimony before a house subcommittee on wednesday. this is two hours. >> the hearing will come to order. hearing of thest year for our subcommittee. welcome to all the subcommittee members. glad to have you back. a warm welcome to our subcommittee's newest member. he is not here yet. he will be down at the end. we look forward to having him work with us. today the subcommittee will hear from two panels. we will hear about the activities and operations of the internal revenue service. commissioner. irs welcome to you, sir. we appreciate your return to the service and thank for taking -- thank you for taking on this task. george have russell and nina olsen. we appreciate the careful and constant oversight of the irs. we have not heard in some time from ms. olsen, so we are especially eager to hear from her. as a matter of house keeping, i will be following the five minute rules for that members. i do not plan on cutting anyone off in the middle of their sentence, but if everyone could keep their questions and comments for
can. house committee that looked at proposed rules for nonprofit groups seeking tax-exempt status. >> the hearing will come to order. this is the first hearing of the year for our subcommittee. welcome to all the subcommittee members. glad to have you back. a warm welcome to our subcommittee's newest member. he is not here yet. he will be down at the end. we look forward to having him work with us. today the subcommittee will hear from two panels. we will hear about the activities and operations of the internal revenue service. our witness is irs commissioner. welcome to you, sir. we appreciate your return to the service and thank you for taking on this task. we also have russell george and nina olsen. we appreciate the careful and constant oversight of the irs. we have not heard in some time from ms. olsen, so we are especially eager to hear from her. as a matter of house keeping, i will be following the five minute rules for that members. i do not plan on cutting anyone off in the middle of their sentence, but if everyone could keep their questions and comments for when we get t
at the president's budget, you see an earned income tax credit. that is being offered by the president as something that should be expanded. if you look at the poverty report monday, he praises the earned income tax credit. republicans have different views. use all marco rubio in the senate talk about killing the program. marco rubio in the senate talking about killing the program. the earned income tax credit, which the president wants to expand, was really a republican proposal a few decades ago. republicans like having people work and having people reported for work. this could be an area where there are twin carried -- tinkering. expand the like to tax reduction for families who have children. republicans have been focusing on this for the past year. mike lee, one of the most conservative members has been talking about using the tax credit as the core of what republicans have. see at least two areas there could be talks. credits, we are seeing political messaging more than anything else. host: what are the expectations for how the budget process is going to work on capitol hill? will the senate
spent over $1.5 trillion which averages out to about $11.2 million tax dollars paid every hour by the american people. in today's national paper, the "usa today," and other headlines, the headline is this, "obama to karzai: time running out for security deal." madam speaker, based on recent polls this would be good news to the american people if we would not continue this relationship with afghanistan. it is nothing but an absolute waste of the taxpayers' money and the american people are sick and tired of it. a recent poll last week by gallup showed that almost 50% of the american people believe that the war in afghanistan was a mistake to start with. i can honestly say this. if it was not a mistake to start with, it's a mistake now that we continue to support and spend money on a corrupt leader named karzai. mr. speaker -- madam speaker, as i listen to the secretary of defense, chuck hagel, yesterday talk about the financial pressure on our military and the budget that he will be supporting that mr. obama has proposed, i wonder why we in congress are not allowed to debate on
is not olitical activity. here is no doubt a number of roups have abused their claims to the 501 tax-exempt status by engaging in political activity. this is not a right, but rather a responsibility. too many organizations have been claiming it as a way to avoid transparency and taxes. laster, i suggested the irs need to revisit these rules to provide greater clarity. as to what is considered a political activity for purposes of making a 501 designation, the rules proposed by the irs have attested to do just that in my opinion. i cannot say whether the irs struck the right balance, but i o know that they will take any and all concerns seriously though for finalizing them. however, this committee cannot help the irs and these reforms did we do not adequately fund gency. fiscal year 2014 appropriations gave the irs more than the sequester level, but the irs is still being funded at its lowest level since fiscal year 2008. if we care about the fair implementation of our tax laws, this is simply unacceptable. y'all know at this level of funding, every additional dollar even to the irs allows them to b
had pushed infrastructure in 2009 instead of the failed obamacare. plan includes closing tax loopholes to help pay for projects. this is what they report in "wall street journal." lands to improve roads, bridges, and tunnels received a laid as president obama out a proposal for infrastructure upgrades, paid for by unspecified changes to the tax code. the question of how to pay for the work remains sticky. numbers of both parties have pointed to tax code changes as a financing source. the speaker of the house said we have to find funding mechanisms to fund our infrastructure needs. the hunt has been on for the last year to find the funding source. i wish i could report that we had found it, but we haven't. he also said that he and mr. obama discussed the country's infrastructure problems, but did not come to an agreement. mr. camp would raise money through a one-time tax on corporate overseas profits as part of a transition to a new international tax system. here is dave camp talking about his tax reform proposal. [video clip] >> we must enact real, meaningful tax reform. i am releasing
argued that the task code -- tax code is riddled with complicate loopholes that make it harder to invest here and encourage companies to keep profits abroad. last summer i offered a proposed -- proposal to couple business tax reform with critical investments in infrastructure. this budget includes that proposal using the transition revenue that will result from a shift to a simpler, more efficient tax code to create rebounding -- jobs rebounding, our roads and bridges and unclogging our communities. because in today's global conomy, first class jobs dwravetate to first class infrastructure -- gravitate to first class infrastructure and at times this budget lays out how mied a strailings will continue to act it cut red tape and stream line the permitting process for key projects so we can get more construction workers on the jobs as fast as possible. also have the chance right now to beat other countries in the race for the next wave of high-tech manufacturing jobs. my administration has already launched four hubs of high-tech manufacturing where we connect to businesses to research unive
for the tax rates to pay for that. most definitely. caller: our roads are awful. we have a lot of state roads. repair work would really help. where else do you see jobs available besides infrastructure spending? where else do you think the government can help create jobs? caller: i think in the technology,system, private sector. help bringons would about income to a level of being able to take care of your family, cover your living expenses. if that was not for unions, we would not be able to watch you on television right now. so they can rip off citizens and keep low wages and make big profits. thank you. calling in from philadelphia, pennsylvania. fish and sam says the president's budget should be how not to spend others money. also, dean writes in, too bad the gop will kill his budget. are they totally heartless? commentspage, several on that. allen writes in on her thoughts on the president's budget plan. she says stop messing around with other people's lives. we will continue to bring you comments. we want to hear you on the phone. the phone lines are open. ruben in philly on the line fo
to be fair trade or free trade. we don't need free trade what we need is fair trade. the tax policies, certainly we see this in the kind of tax breaks that are out there, does the oil industry need additional tax brecks? do they need to be -- their incomes, which are the largest profits in the world, do they need to be supplemented with american taxpayer money? right now they are. the big five, $6 billion a year of american taxpayer money, going to them. we talk about tax policy, we talk energy policy, but i want to focus this evening on these two issues. labor and education. leaving aseed the research issue, which is fundamental to future economic growth because you have to be ahead and that's where the research comes and the infrastructure, which i'll weave into this but i want to focus on labor and education. and i want to focus on a very important part of this equation. this very important part about the middle class. and those who want to be in the middle class. specifically, i want to talk about women. and i want to talk about a women's economic agenda. about why this is critica
the clinton administration and congress last raised the gas tax. that was 21 years ago when gasoline was $1.08 and i wonder if barack had even met michelle and there it remained for 21 years. due to inflation and fuel economy increases, the average cost per mile that the american motorist pays to the federal government for transportation has been cut in half. i went on the budget and the ways and means committee the last eight years in order to deal with this issue, but frankly i'm tired of waiting. i introduced a gas tax increase phased in over three years to fully fund a six-year re-authorization. was pleased to be joined by friends during my bill introduction by the u.s. chamber, the afl-cio, truckers and a.a.a., transit, local government, environmentalists, road builders. i find it hard to say people will say this will be a heavy lift because there's little support for it. when chairman camp offered $150 billion last week in his tax reform bill, what president obama suggested $300 billion, where was their broad base of support? maybe that's why both proposals were called dead on arrival
ask you about taxes. you were part of a bipartisan group that discussed taxes. camp came out with a plan this week. -- withwith unlimited limited enthusiasm. governor o'connell said we will not be able to finish the job. baker boehner said it is the --inning of the conversation speaker boehner said it is the beginning of the conversation ,fter saying "blah, blah blah." this tax reform dead for the year? >> yes. >> that is a quick answer. >> he is a tremendous amount of work. he leads in the chairmanship. i was at the first meeting. we were trying to reenact what happened years ago when we met him at an irish pub with max office and david kamp and others to begin talking -- max baucus and david kamp and others to begin talking. i think he has done something good by laying out what he believes with republicans and the democrats, what she thinks tax reform might well look like. i think in no way will it be dealt with this year. i think no thing important will be dealt with this year other than i am actually believing there is more than a murder of hope that we are linked to addr
. tonko, will pick up the energy piece. but in the president's budget there are these key sectors, tax policy, education, research, infrastructure. let's start at the bottom and work to the top. the president's proposed a $305 billion, four-year transportation program for the united states. anybody that's driven today or east e west coast coast knows we have gridlock, we have transportation problems of all kinds. so the president comes forward with this major initiative, really a significant increase in what we have done in the past. he wants to focus it first on repairing what we already have. the pot holes, the bridges that have fallen down, and others that might. saying, let's get do that. and then he goes about building the more modern transportation systems that we need, expanding our highway program, but also the rail systems, the inner city rail, the intercity rails nd the street cars and other kinds of mass transportation systems. very, very important. and he proposes how we pay for it. he says, we ought not give the oil companies a -- the big four -- a $5 billion annual tax b
proposed i.r.s. rules, limiting the political activities of certain tax-exempt groups. political leaders said this morning a vote of flood insurance will be put off until next week. it was supposed to be brought up tomorrow under suspension of the rules. live house coverage here on c-span. the speaker: the house will be in order. the prayer will be offered by our chaplain, father conroy. pray. n conroy: let us eternal god, through whom we see what we could be and what we can become, thank you for giving us another day. in these days, our nation is faced with pressing issues, constitutional, religious, and personal rights, and matters of great political importance. we thank you that so many americans have been challenged and risen to the exercise of their responsibilities as citizens to participate in the great debates of these days. grant wisdom, knowledge, and understanding to us all as we -- as well as an extra measure of charity. send your spirit upon the members of this people's house who walk through this valley under public scrutiny. ive them peace and solomonic prudence in their d
tuesday morning. it increases tax credits for the working poor and expand early childhood education. the president also commented on russia's intervention in ukraine. this is about 15 minutes. 2>> good morning, everybody. i am here at powell elementary school and just had a chance to see some of the outstanding students here. i thought it was an appropriate setting for me to say a few words about the budget i sent to congress this morning because obviously the budget is not just about numbers. it's about our values. and it's about our future. and how well we are laying the groundwork for those young children that i was with a few moments ago to be able to succeed here in america. these kids may not be the most excited people in town on budget day, but it is designed with their generation and future generations in mind. in my state of the union address, i laid out an agenda to restore opportunity for all people, to uphold the principle that no matter who you are, no matter where you started, you can make it if you try, here in america. this opportunity agenda is built on four parts.
for by making smart spending cuts and closing tax loopholes that right now only benefit the well-off and well-connected. i will give you an example. the tax system provides benefits to wealthy individuals who save, even after they have amassed multimillion dollar retirement accounts. by closing that loophole, we can help create jobs and grow the economy, and expand opportunity without adding a dime to the deficit. we know the country that wins the race for new technology will win the race for new jobs, so this creates 45 high-tech minute extra pounds where businesses and universities will partner to turn groundbreaking research into new industries and new jobs made in america. we know, and this is part of the reason we are here today, that education has to start at the earliest possible ages. it's budget expands access to the kind of high quality learning and other programs to give all our children the same opportunities the most wonderful children we just saw are getting right here at powell. all of that while not today's new jobs are going to require a four-year college degree, more and mor
that are in the papers this morning. here's the wall street journal. a column by dave camp. the tax code. you can read his proposal there. the congressman is the chairman of the house ways and means committee. the washington times today, hoping for a changed view of keystone xl. paul writes in his piece that -- we will be talking about the keystone. we will be joined by the senator from north dakota to talk about the keystone and other issues. we want to take you to an associated press report. obama health insurance at 4 million is the headline there. we will be talking about the rollout of the healthcare.gov with jonathan alter who wrote a recent piece on foreign affairs in our spotlight. , behind the called aca rollout. here's a piece in the washington times on bill clinton. his message for democrats. picture of him with a kentucky democrat in louisville yesterday. himes.e talking with jim the national finance chairman of the house democrats. we will be talking about the 2014 field coming up in about five minutes or so. have a bit of time left. go to doug in wake forest, north carolina on our line f
their settlement agreements including the method of calculating the agreements and whether it is tax deductible and so on and the disclosure would be required up front at the time this is announced. now the fed doesn't have to wait for congress to do that, you could voluntarily adopt that public disclosure now. will you do that? >> i agree with you, it is important for us to disclose more and to disclose as much as we can. and we'll look at that very carefully and try to provide for mfgs. >> so in principal we're talking about more disclosure here. >> correct. >> i think this is really important because this is about accountability. we want to hold our financial institutions accountable but it means accountability for our regulatory -- >> i agree. >> and i want to follow up onp senator brown's question about too big to fail. you said we have made significant progress but much work remains to be done and i agree. but since the financial crisis in 2008, the five largest financial institutions are 38% larger than they were back then. so my question is, what evidence would you need to see before yo
the growth of tax-free housing loans are currently cover one hundred percent of housing expenses until they cover an average number of 95% of housing expenses, with a five percent out-of-pocket contribution. why comparison, the average was late 1990's. we will also no longer reimburse for renters insurance. over three years we will reduce by $1 billion the annual nowidies provided, which total $1.4 billion. we are not shutting down commissary's. all commissaries will still get .ree rent and pay no taxes they will be able to continue to provide good deals to service members and retirees. enlistedi am an person, what does that mean for me? at the end of the day? nothing. this is probably the most difficult part of the program going forward. they are talking about trying to redress paying benefits, but a lot of the analysis shows that -- thatgoing to be done this will be nearly impossible. no one in a year like this wants to be seen cutting benefits. secretary hagel is saying that we just need to reign things in, we will not cut pay for anyone. we are just going to reduce subsidies for gr
in the traditional sense of conservative political thought. it's about antigovernment, so we propose corporate tax reform, which we think we need anyway, and take the $150 billion into infrastructure. imagine in your states, you are not governors. you are the state chair. if you picked two infrastructure projects you thought were critical to your state, how many jobs, how many opportunities, how much infusion of capital and optimism occurs when that occurs? i don't want to hear people telling me anymore that we cannot get done now. everything i have ever done that i consider worthwhile from the crime bill to helping get this out of iraq, it took time. if we didn't start where we started, it would have never happened. it would have never occurred. there are so many important things to mention. it will happen. it is inevitable. the only question is how many people get hurt or how many people get left behind the longer it takes to get this done? my central message is i think we should not apologize for a single thing. we should lay out in each of the races in your county, city, state, congressional r
country and want nothing more than to pay taxes and contribute to make america better, one of my republican colleagues compared dreamers with drug mules. with disparaging remarks about the size of their calves. and he continues to refuse to apologize for his hateful comments. these kinds of deplorable, intolerant remarks are dividing our country but they should not divide this chamber. they should not prevent a commonsense bill from coming forward. house republicans need to reject the offensive and unproductive rhetoric of some of their members and finally show real leadership on immigration reform . that majorities of republican voters support. the only floor vote that we've even had this entire legislative session on immigration was a vote to defund the deferred action program, to defund the daca program, a vote to deport dreamers, to not allow dreamers to get right with the law and get a provegsal renewable working permit. sadly that amendment passed the house. we were able to stop it, it didn't happen, the program continues, we encourage president obama to extend the program,
proposals to reform the irs. feel --p is set to on unveil his for pushover tax reform. what are some of the things that we know already about the proposal that chairman camp will announce question mark -- announce? >> he has been able to reduce income tax for individuals to 25%. we are hearing about a big tax on financial institutions and banks that could raise $60 billion. -- it is a hearing upmor mill appear -- -- u here. you are hearing capital gains tax. surtax.ll be a there are a lot of different proposals coming out of ways and means today and coming out of k street. we have seen analysis from the joint committee on taxation. >> what are you hearing from rank-and-file members in terms of this being an election year. how are they greeting the news of a tax reform package? >> we reported this morning and are night that republicans supported in general and in theory as a republican idea. when it comes to being a few months out of the midterm election, they are not pleased that they have to take a stance on a bill that has a lot of democratic ideals and it. it.n they may take a wha
in this year alone will be over $100 million. $136 million. crazy. superhigh tax. that is the other part of the thing is, no one says i am sorry. it is not stopping anyone from buying this. just in virginia. go ahead. disclosure, ill was a big stoker for many years. i quit about 14 years ago when my son came along. we used to call it nature's prozac. there is another side to this. our founding fathers notoriously had marijuana. they grew it for different reasons. i am sure they smoked it a little bit, but there is another business part that can come out of this. fibers of marijuana, the actual plant are very strong. paper make clothes, for books. there is a wide range of stuff you can use for this. it seems to me that this could stoners span out into saying let's start making t-shirts. they get a co-op going and making it this way. this could be a little bit more money than just the tax revenue that comes from it. guest: yes. it is growing by leaps and bounds. those of us of a certain age will remember if you grew up in several areas or spent time in was growing this wild in the 1960's,
and offered general goals on taxes, trade, energy, and regulatory curves. pointing outl keep the upbeat economic outlook. >> let me jump in. we know congressional hearings on the budget again next week, including one wednesday with the finance committee chairman wyden. >> talking about breathing room for more -- he is new to the tax-writing panel. he has his own ideas about tax policy. again, it is a forum for airing ideas about the broader economy. you want be seeing the summit -- their democrats be doing own budget plan. the field the december agreement .ut the spending caps in place the republicans will do their own plan, which will contrast with the administration's blueprint. house republicans met and talked about alternatives to the health care law. next week, there is a bill scheduled. what about the bill and what is the current republican strategy? >> they obviously still object to obamacare. i think they have moved away from trying to repeal it. now they are going after individual pieces. the measure coming up next week has the same effect the bill the house passed has. it draw
if they are in the area of being eligible for a premium tax credit, and even if they aren't, making sure they are comfortable filling out at return. we have started the public information campaign this week. we will spend the rest of the week getting preparers and taxpayers comfortable. 70 or eight -- 80% aren't going to have anything at all. a big chunk of people will not be affected. we will get you and the committee the information over how much we have spent for i.t. or personnel. what are we spending this year, and what do we expect the requirements are going to be in the next year or two? >> i am sure when you next appear before us there will be a lot of discussion about the dollars necessary. >> i wanted to ask about bonuses. making sure bonuses are being given to employees who have shown improved performance or goals they have met. have you taken -- we put some language together. have you taken the language to make sure the bonuses would be rewarded to those who showed employee performance and productivity? >> they are performance awards. the goal is one percent of compensation.
. crazy. superhigh tax. that is the other part of the thing is, no one says i am sorry. it is not stopping anyone from buying this. just in virginia. go ahead. disclosure, ill was a big stoker for many years. i quit about 14 years ago when my son came along. we used to call it nature's prozac. there is another side to this. our founding fathers notoriously had marijuana. they grew it for different reasons. i am sure they smoked it a little bit, but there is another business part that can come out of this. fibers of marijuana, the actual plant are very strong. paper make clothes, for books. there is a wide range of stuff you can use for this. it seems to me that this could stoners span out into saying let's start making t-shirts. they get a co-op going and making it this way. this could be a little bit more money than just the tax revenue that comes from it. guest: yes. it is growing by leaps and bounds. those of us of a certain age will remember if you grew up in several areas or spent time in was growing this wild in the 1960's, especially during world war ii, tons of hemp was grown all o
from the tax for 2014. simple fairness demands that congress provide the same relief to hardworking americans. when congress can act to provide some relief for hardworking americans, we should. every member here has heard from a frustrated constituent. this shouldn't and need not be a partisan fight. granting relief for hardworking americans is only fair. voting yes on h.r. 4118 is the right thing to do for the people we represent. i yield back the balance of my time. the speaker pro tempore: the gentleman yields back. the gentleman from michigan is recognized. mr. leffy: i yield myself such time as i may consume. -- mr. levin: i yield myself such time as i may consume. the speaker pro tempore: the gentleman is recognized for such time he may consume. without objection. well, here they go again. but this time it's the 50th time that house republicans have brought up legislation to repeal or to undermine the affordable care act. ut this 50th time is no golden anniversary. it's a house republican goose egg for millions of americans. just look at this, 50 votes. with zero votes to rais
not responded to hardworking americans who over the years have contributed taxes, maybe some of them are veterans, served in the united states military, willing to make the ultimate sacrifice. and now in their time of need we are dilly-dallying. unfortunately, we are doing so because our friends on the other side of the aisle cannot recognize that but for the grace of god there go i. these individuals are not standing in line to get unemployment insurance, they are standing in line to apply for jobs. because the people who are eligible for unemployment insurance are individuals who have worked most every day of their life, but unfortunately they have found in times of economic upswings and down swings, maybe because of their training, maybe because of being a recent veteran, that they are not able to get a job immediately. and this congress has delayed over and over again where our friends on the other side of the aisle and those republicans in the other body claim that they could not offer one vote to be able to pass unemployment insurance. these individuals need our commitment, ame
that can help you pull out of poverty, like cutting taxes? there is nothing particularly money ifut barring or the system which can trap people in poverty has [inaudible] friend who is a distinguished richmond himself talked perfect sense. the is nothing moral about running up huge deficits about out of control welfare bills. we do not do with these problems, the whole country will be poorer. we should listen to the former arch bishop of canterbury. he said the churches should be aware of the dangers of blindly defending a gargantuan welfare budget that every serious alliteration would cut as a matter of economic common sense. i think serious politicians have to engage in it and that should go for everybody. i join my honorable friend's and congratulate the team on their brilliant performance at the winter olympics. as immediate threat of flood passes, some levels are still underwater and hundreds of businesses and farms are still struggling to recover. the committee on climate change, the u.k. statistical authority have all said the government investment in flood defenses -- in the likes o
regulations. that's not income tax. that's not health care. that's federal regulations. the small business administration, not some republican, said it costs $11,000 per american worker to comply with federal regulations. $11,000. we're not saying that all of that's bad. what we're saying of the hundreds of thousands of federal regulations -- and by $520 , $1.8 trillion, million of that burden was passed in the last four years and there's $87 billion worth of regulations waiting just this year to be passed. now, the federal reserve and treasury, they testified at the financial services committee every year and they say if you can increase the gross domestic product by 2%, we can create jobs. 2%. if we can grow it from 2% to 4%. let me submit that in that 14% of the gross national product that's absorbed by federal regulations, we can find one out of seven of those regulations that we can change. i'll close by telling you a good one. the chairman started by talking about the cement industry. the e.p.a. proposed a regulation that would have put 200,000 american cement workers out of work. w
likelihood of any significant action. tax reform -- you will see a lot about this and next 48 hours as dave camp, the ways and means committee, unveils a very ambitious bill. lots of interesting features including a little surtax on the wealthy that might go against republican orthodoxy. he talks about maybe even nd income to abo surtax which is a very controversial subject. he would do away with a lot of safer tax breaks, as you know. this is something that has made most republicans very uneasy. they do not want to have attention drawn to anything that controversial. i would say the chances of tax reform this year are at best 10%. i'm being generous to even say that. next year with all ryan as head of the ways and means committee, things could change. then there is immigration. being an optimist who would like to see a bill, i think there is a chance that things could get a little more serious after the primaries. midsummer, when so many republicans are going to look over their shoulder to a right-wing challenger, i think immigration is totally off the table as an issue that could move. mi
, this will be a forum to show competing issues. but the republicans will offer general bills on taxes, trade, energy, regulatory curbs. pointing outl be the upbeat economic outlooks after all of these showdowns. >> we know congressional hearings on the budget begin ron wyden. what do you expect to hear on that? >> talking about leaving room for more priorities. heen is new to the panel and has his own ideas on tax policy. forum, it is a for them -- for airing out ideas. you will not see the senate democrats doing their own budget plan because they feel the agreement already put the spending caps in place. meanwhile, house republicans will have their plan pitted against their blueprints and that is the opening salvo, shall we say. >> house republicans met and talked about alternatives to the health care law and there is a bill scheduled on the house floor on the individual mandates. what about that bill and current republican strategy? they've moved away from just trying to repeal it. same effect of the bill they passed last year and they are giving relief from the overhaul and causing them to delay
on health care and taxes that came out last month. [video clip] 's cuteave seen alex sink ads. what do we know about her record? outlook sync supports obama care. it even though 300,000 floridians could lose their health insurance plans because of it. she supported higher taxes, too. more taxes on water and tv. alex sink -- another tax spender can'tlorida can afford -- afford. host: are those the kind of ads we will be seeing more of around the country and the rest of the 2014 field? guest: the classic cookie-cutter republican ad. alex sink being tied to obama care. against simply run obama care in 2014. campaigns matter and candidates matter. putting forward a diffuse message with a lot of attacks is a little effective -- a little less affective. host: let's talk about the ad against jolly's campaign. [video clip] >> the spent millions on david jolly. to let insurance companies charge women more than men and deny coverage for pre-existing conditions. jolly praised the plan ending medicare plus guarantee, forcing seniors to negotiate with insurance companies. they profit, we pay the price
. it is sad that a lot of people always want to exert power. they do not participate. and they want a tax cut. that does not make sense. final point from dana, who says president obama does not get it. he scoffed at romney forcing treatedas a foe and food and as such. such.in as will beichael crowley joining us with his assessment on options ahead for the president. we will turn our attention to afghanistan. tonight is oscar night. we want to focus a little bit on politics and washington. this week, testifying before the appropriations committee, seth rogan talking about alzheimer's. he used to status to shine a light on the problem. [video clip] >> maybe this is more appropriate for a closed hearing. the new york times article says of the cyberctor arguedraft initiative that using cyber warfare for humanitarian purposes in syria, taking steps to degrade use of air power, might be an effective tool and one that might reverse the tide of opinion. the u.s. government is using cyber capabilities for nefarious ends. do have a comment? >> i think one of the things that you and the administration d
tobacco taxes. a great idea. similarly he would take $4 billion in subsidies we give the oil and gas industry, invest it in new cleaner alternative energy. he takes $300 billion and invest it in surface infrastructure. i was just over in uzbekistan this month, they have a faster, more modern rail system than we do as does china. those are the kind of good ideas that could move this country forward that this congress should embrace. thank you, mr. speaker. the speaker pro tempore: the gentleman's time has expired. for what purpose does the gentleman from california rise. without objection, the gentleman s recognized for one minute. >> thank you, mr. speaker. i rise today to remember and ask this house to adjourn in the memory of a dear friend from rich vail, california. mr. howl, who passed away on january 29. mr. lamalfa: he was a long time community leader, early in his life he served in our united states air force in world war ii. he was born in chesterfield, idaho, later moving to kingsburg in central valley, california. he would want to be most known for not just saving our count
and did not take into account a lot of other things in the law like tax credits were businesses are eligible. the report says -- let's go back a little bit -- it did not say how much it will rise but what determines of a small business will see an increase in rates? thet: this report looked at pre-affordable care act law and projecting out. it looked at one provision that involves how insurance companies rate for risk. the law before, insurance companies exclude people with pre-existing conditions, charge sicker people higher rates. older people could be charged more. what the law has done is taken out the pre-existing condition thank and it has narrowed the ages. you can still rates a little bit higher for an older person but it narrowed that split. it has changed the way that companies can price risk. host: so the premium is what we are talking about and what factors go into determining a premium? guest: it is still age and it is smoking status. insurance companies have to take all comers. they used to be able to exclude someone. was less expensive because you had more help th
. what they said was the reason we got nowhere was the republicans would not raise taxes. that was not what the meeting was about. a meeting was about are you really willing to address the issues of medicare. today we have people over their lifetime, $120,000 as a couple in medicare taking out 359,000 out of medicare which is relevant. it does not work. people pay them for one-third of the cost. so i would say that, i would not engage in those conversations that power them because i do not think that they were ever earned i think it was optics. it was disappointing. if anything, when i left there, it broke down. immediately thereafter we then had this eerie in crisis. just a few weeks later the president asked us to, first of all, it appeared to me that we unilaterally were going to embark on activities. the president then asked for us to write an authorization for use of force which we did, and i was glad to do. one of the highlights of my time was working with menendez and others to craft something to pass on a vote out of the senate. then we went down the path. so i wo
theory of the economy that time and again has failed america. they think we should give more tax breaks to those at the top and invest less in things like education and research. i'm not making that up. go on their website. that's what they think. they think we should let big banks and credit card companies and insurers do it is only best for their bottom line about response ability to their customers or their communities. despite what we saw in 2 007-2008, and the consequences of that crisis, they think we should drastically reduce or eliminate the safety net for more people. we're seeing that right now played out by the unemployment insurance. they will even shut down the government or threaten the full faith and credit of our country when they don't get their way. things,e do all these they are convinced the economy will thrive and jobs and prosperity will trickle down to everybody. as with they believe. -- that is what they believe. and they have a right to hold those beliefs. the mirkin people know better. because what they are offering is not a new theory. it's a theory they prese
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any tax benefits in the future. they will not be able to expand. volkswagen,ompany, that do not care. they do not take a side. germany is fully unionize. they pay their workers well. quite frankly, they make a pretty good product. here they come to america and it was not a company that defeated the union. they were fine with the union. it was outside forces. that is what is dismaying. it is something new that i has not really happened before. the you -- the uaw has taught a complaint with the relations board. we have a full board for the first time there in a long time. outcome know what the will be. i know they have piled an appeal. >-- filed an appeal. >> that says, how do you think labor should fight against these forces if it hopes to remain relevant? >> i do not know what the nlrb is going to find. it seems to me the people that voted no, i'm wondering if they're having second thoughts because they may have taken to heart, and made by public officials that simply were not true. re e there needs to be a -vote on this. not to ignore the last bailiwick, i wanted to ask you. ice and
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